Participation in rhythm: !Xun socialization through singing and dancing activities
le 15 mars 2017
10h - 11 h
Akira TAKADA (The Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University, Japan) - Séminaire spécial du CLLE-LTC
Today, !Xun children are usually weaned during the second year after birth, and the multi-aged child group subsequently plays a significant role in childcare. !Xun child groups usually operate outside of adult supervision. The singing of, and dancing to, songs, most of which originated in agro-pastoral societies, are major activities for girls’ groups. !Xun children incorporate these new aspects into their play.
In this presentation, I will analyze how young children start engaging in such “multiparty embodied participation frameworks” (C. Goodwin, 2002) of song/dance activity. The results will show that although child groups facilitate rapid changes in San society, they also enable social re-integration. The active imitation observed in their activities contributes importantly to regenerating their social organization.
Présentation du chercheur :
- Lieu(x) :
- Salle D30 (MDR)